Faulkners Surveyors is a credible and expert company of party wall surveyors in Cumbernauld, specialising in all party wall matters in Cumbernauld and the Home Counties. The company was founded in 2010 with the coming together of three independent skilled Surveyors who specialise in this niché area of surveying.

What is a Party Wall Cumbernauld?

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In easy terms a party wall divides the structures of 2 owners with the boundary between ownerships usually, however not always, placed at the centre of the wall.

Section 20 of the The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 recognises 2 different types of party wall:

Type A

A wall that stands astride the limit of land coming from two (or more) different owners. Examples consist of walls separating terraced or semi-detached homes or walls that form the limit between two gardens, known as a “party fence wall” (see more detailed description below).

Party Wall Type A

Type B

A wall that stands completely on one owner’s land, but is utilized by two (or more) owners to separate their buildings. Examples include where one neighbour has a structure that leans against a wall that is owned by the other neighbour. Just the part of the wall that is confined by the lean-to is a Party Wall.

Party Wall Type B

Celebration Structure

The Act also uses the expression “party structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. In addition to the party walls described above this term incorporates dividing structures such as floors or other partitions. It is rare that structures of this type are the subject of a Party Wall Agreement.

Party Fence Wall

A “party fence wall” is not part of a structure. It stands astride the border line in between lands of different owners and is utilized to separate those lands. Wood fences, and even fences with concrete posts, are not celebration fence walls.

If you are located within the Cumbernauld area you can get in touch with the authors of this short article, the party walls team at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and receive as much as 20 mins free guidance on the subject of Celebration Walls and other party wall related matters.

Just the part of the wall that is confined by the lean-to is a Party Wall.
It is rare that structures of this type are the subject of a Party Wall Agreement.

Wooden fences, or even fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.

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A party wall (occasionally parti-wall or parting wall, also known as common wall or as a demising wall) is a dividing partition between two adjoining buildings that is shared by the occupants of each residence or business. Typically, the builder lays the wall along a property line dividing two terraced houses, so that one half of the wall’s thickness lies on each side. This type of wall is usually structural. Party walls can also be formed by two abutting walls built at different times. The term can be also used to describe a division between separate units within a multi-unit apartment complex. Very often the wall in this case is non-structural but designed to meet established criteria for sound and/or fire protection, i.e. a firewall.

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